February 8, 1918
UNION: (Special Correspondence)
Chas. Eyres bought two spans of young mules last week.
Miss Ethel Eyres is attending high school in LeMars this semester.
Robt. Foley shipped a carload of cattle to Sioux City last Thursday.
Herman May shipped a car of Due cattle to Sioux City last Friday.
Alvin Pratt came home on a furlough last Sunday from Camp Dodge.
Miss Hilda Singer was a guest at the Adam Clarke, Jr., home Tuesday
Miss Lydia Kammerer spent Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with her parents
Harry Hoyt and James Goudie each shipped two carloads of cattle to
Chicago on Wednesday.
Miss Blanche Hasbrook returned to Ames Tuesday morning to resume her
studies at the college.
A large number of cattle were to be shipped Monday to Chicago but the
parties were unable to get care.
Mrs. Adam Clarke, Jr., and Miss Lillian Burrill spent the day Wednesday
with their sister, Mrs. Henry Clarke, of Stanton township.
A surprise party was given in honor of Miss Blanche Hasbrook last
Wednesday evening. The young people had a most enjoyable time.
Raymond A. Manning and Miss Hazel E. Sheehan were married in Sioux City
Monday. They will go to housekeeping on a farm near Kingsley.
Tom Hughes and family moved last week from LeMars to the farm on which
Elmer Hughes lived last year, and Mr. Hughes moved into the home place.
Everybody in the community is invited and urged to come to the box
social and program to be given for the benefit of the Union township Red
Cross auxiliary in the consolidated schoolhouse Friday evening, February
8th. The program as announced last week will be given; also there will
be a short address by one of the Four Minute men on the war savings
stamps and bonds. After the program the boxes will be auctioned off in
the gymnasium. Ladies are requested to bring boxes. The school
building is being wired for the electric lights and it is expected that
everything will be in fine shape for the evening.
The Red Cross auxiliary of Union township has been very busy this winter
making pajamas, bed sheets and bandages, also making sweaters, socks,
scarfs and wristlets. The box social on Friday evening is given to
supply means to purchase more material for the demand that is being made
on the society. Mrs. James Goudie is the treasurer of the auxiliary and
she has given the following financial report showing the receipts and
Nov. 14, refund from Plymouth county chapter war and membership fund…
Donation Ladies' Sewing Circle
Collection Red Cross meeting
December 12, donations
Kehrberg-Schneider $ 8.99
N. Kass 8.36
W. Frels 12.30
Red Cross yarn 17.60
W. Frels 9.54
W. Frels 7.96
W. Frels 9.36
Mrs. Wesley Eyres for tape 5.00
M. Burg 1.15
W. Frels 16.90
Balance in the treasury………………………7.48
The sum of $22 was solicited for Red Cross Christmas boxes.
What might have been a very serious accident happened at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Dempster last Saturday evening. After having supper Mr.
and Mrs. Dempster went out to do the milking, leaving their little boy
asleep in a bed near the table on which a lamp was left burning. After
having milked some of the cows Mr. Dempster returned to the house for
some warm water and as he opened the door of the kitchen he smelled
smoke as if the lamp were burning high, and on opening the door in the
dining room he found the room filled with smoke. He rushed for the baby
and hurried from the room and then called for his wife to come with the
lantern. When he went into the room he found that the lamp had
exploded, getting fire to the cloth of the table. It was fortunate that
Mr. Dempster returned when he did or the whole house would have been on
fire in a short time. The fact that the bed with the child asleep was
on the floor, is all that saved the child from being suffocated. A bird
in a cage standing on a machine was dead. What caused the lamp to
explode is a mystery to the family.
Union High School Notes
The basketball boys played two days last week.
George Keegan resigned his position as a bus driver last Friday.
The high school pupils had their semester examinations last week.
Holden Schroeten went home from school Wednesday evening with Philip
The sled on route No. 3 upset on the way to school last Monday morning.
A number of the children lost part of their dinner.
The following high school pupils were absent from school Monday;
Burdette Smith, Sybil Hasbrook, Donald Eyres, Julia Harvey, Clara
Burrill, Hilda Singer, and William Harvey.
Prof. Evans flunked the whole algebra class. The reason is the question
of the day. Although their daily grades were good, they did not
influence the professor any on the examination grades.
An announcement was made in the high school room last Monday morning
that at the end of the school year each pupil would be required to pay
for the damage done to his desk. Also that the library would be closed
during recitation periods.
SENEY: (Special Correspondence)
Pine Grove grange meets tonight.
Axle Peterson shipped hogs to Sioux City Tuesday.
Dora Falk and Victoria Price were Sioux City visitors Friday.
Will and Fred Rees had cattle on the Sioux City market Tuesday.
Alex McArthur and Wm. Buss shipped cattle to Sioux City Tuesday.
A crowd from here attended the wrestling match in Sioux City last
Rev. Watson will preach on “The Last Supper,” Sunday morning at 10:30.
Arthur Detloff attended the Spooner sale of Hereford cattle in Sioux
David Cooper, of Elgin, Neb., is visiting in the Alderson and Lancaster
The Seney “Junior League” will give a program Sunday evening at the
Seney church, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Mrs. Grant Chapman left Wednesday for Akron, where she will visit her
brother, J. F. March and family for a few days.
Mrs. E. March received word on Tuesday that her nephew, Erwin March, had
been killed in battle in France one day last week.
The W.F.M.S. will meet at the home of Mrs. John Lancaster, Sr., on
Wednesday afternoon, February 13. As it is the quarterly pay day, a 10
cent lunch will be served. The following program will be given:
Song by society;
Scripture lesson, 91 Psalm;
Prayer, Mrs. A. Reeves;
Song by society;
Reading, Mrs. Albro;
Duet, Mrs. Whitman and Mrs. Story;
Reading; Mrs. R. Hawkins;
Solo, Ina Lancaster;
Reading, Mrs. Will Cook;
Duet, Mrs. Haviland and Mrs. Becker;
Reading, Mrs. Walkup;
Solo, Mrs. Guy Anstine;
Benediction, by the pastor.
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Miss Carrie Swain, of LeMars, visited her sister, Mrs. Leonard Oleson,
Aheta Dennler entertained a number of her little friends at a birthday
partly last Friday.
Blanche and Marjorie Moser are staying with their grandmother at Ireton
for a short time.
Al Moser and family expect to move the first of the week to their new
home at Plankington, S. D.
Fred Hancer has purchased the Kain property on the southeast corner of
Fourth and Calhoun streets.
Wm. Keats has resigned as janitor of the Merrill public school. F.
June, former janitor, will fill the vacancy left by Mr. Keats'
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Kanago moved last week to LeMars. He sold his
property to Will Hamann, who took possession soon as they vacated.
Antone Trauner is seriously ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jake
Bauerly. His son, John, from Grand Island, Neb., is helping care for
Leslie Moser froze both hands very badly last week while helping his
father drive stock from Merrill to Craig. He will be unable to use them
for several weeks, but is getting along nicely at this writing.
Miss Regina Elskamp, from Fenimore, Wis., visited several days at the
Elskamp home, leaving Thursday for Stewart, Neb., to visit friends there
before returning home.
Mrs. Biles is seriously sick at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert
Knapp. The children have been summoned to her bedside, two daughters,
one from Idaho and one from Florida, and a son, from Florida.
There was a mistake last week of inviting the ladies only to the special
meetings which are now in progress. It should have been ---every body.
So now we give special invitation to the men. There is room for all.
Come and enjoy the good sermons and good music.
February 26, 1918
WILL SHEPARD MARRIED
BRIDE IS POPULAR MINNEAPOLIS YOUNG WOMAN
W.S. Shepard, oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. W.T. Shepard, now Master Hospital
Sergeant of Base Hospital 26, at Ft. McPherson, Georgia, was married
Wednesday, February 20, at 5 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta,
Georgia, to Miss Lucia Smith, of Minneapolis, Minn. The service was ready by
Bishop Remington, captain and chaplain of Base Hospital 26. The service was
particularly impressive, being conducted by the only bishop chaplain in the
U.S. Army. Chas. S. Sheldon, formerly manager of the Wheat Meal company in
LeMars, and now a private in the base hospital, was best man.
The regular Episcopal marriage service was read and at its close the bridal
party which included a few intimate friends, stood at attention facing a
silk American flag at the right of the altar while "The Star Spangled
Banner" was played. After this service a dinner was served at the Ansley
Sergt. and Mrs. Shepard will reside at the Georgia Terrace until the base
hospital is order to embark.
Will's numerous LeMars friends will join the Sentinel in extending best
wishers. He gave us his studies at the University of Minnesota to enter
Uncle Sam's service and holds the highest rank in the base hospital
organization that it is possible for anyone not a doctor to hold. He is not
only the ranking non-commissioned of the unit but one of the most respected
AFTER GREAT NORTHERN
COMMERCIAL CLUB ENDEAVOR TO SECURE LOCAL OFFICE IN THIS CITY
Secretary Fairfield, of the Commercial Club, has had some correspondence
with the Great Northern officials in an effort to get them to open up a
depot in LeMars and run a bus line to the Dalton station to connect with
rains on the Sioux City and Wilmar division. The officials notified him that
while the expense of the proposition was not prohibitive that the rate
situation to the Twin Cities was such that it seemed improbable that
sufficient through passenger business could be secured to make the
arrangement profitable. Secretary Fairfield hopes to convince the railroad
that enough local and Dakota business could be diverted to their lines by
such arrangement to pay the company and it would certainly be a great
convenience for the traffic between LeMars and Sioux and Lyon and Dakota